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Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot

Tango Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot

Tango Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot is a Gold level figure. This online reference gives a detailed description of the dance steps, including timing, footwork, alignment, and movement; steps diagram; a list of figures that may precede or follow the pattern; and videos providing instruction and demonstration of the figure, techniques and practice routines that include it.

Leader

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn CBM Notes
1 Q LF fwd in CBMP DC H
CBM
2 Q RF back in Fallaway, R side leading BDW, moving down LOD IE of BH


3 Q LF back in CBMP and Fallaway Down LOD BH


4 Q RF back, LF held in CBMP To center, toe turned in, end LOD or DW BHB
CBM Total 7/8 or 3/4 turn to L

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn CBM Notes
1 Q RF back in CBMP DC BH
Create curving to left by rotating/twisting the hip/leg area on the standing leg, so the step is still back step relative to hip, but because hip is rotating to left, overall movement is curving to left.

Body needs to arrive on the RF before moving off it.

Keep R side to Man. 

Keep moving, no stopping through the figure.
2 Q LF back in Fallaway, L side leading Backing DC, moving down LOD IE of BH

L side stretch L with head.
3 Q RF back in CBMP and Fallaway (small step), LF held in CBMP DC to end facing center B
CBM Stay low and flat don't pop up.
4 Q LF fwd in CBMP, RF held in CBMP To center, to end LOD or DW BH
CBM Total 7/8 or 3/4 turn to L
Finish w/ knee more fwd, use butt muscle

Note:
  • This figure can be danced into corner, starting DW or LOD to follow with a Reverse figure DC of new LOD.